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UMN College of Pharmacy, IA & MN Campus Compact
The Mission of the University of Minnesota is threefold, focusing on Research, Education, and Outreach. Research: We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors. Education: We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. Outreach: We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues. This VISTA position will focus on community-based solutions to the opioid crisis, which is currently the most critical public health issue in northeastern Minnesota, focusing on capacity building for rural northeastern Minnesota counties and Tribal Nations working with the University of Minnesota on a variety of local and federal grants. The VISTA will partner with local organizations that support harm reduction, public health practice in substance use, and translational research to reduce the impact of the opioid crisis. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.
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Member Duties : Expand local and regional partnerships to increase understanding on effective prevention and intervention strategies to decrease opioid use. Support new partner organizations in developing internal policies and protocols, and programming around naloxone to ensure access and effective use. Engage with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota partners, and community members in Aitkin, Itasca, St. Louis, Pine counties and Minnesota Tribal Nations to assess and increase community Recovery Capital.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

UMN College of Pharmacy, IA & MN Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2021  To  06/18/2021 

Contact Laura Palombi
232 Life Science
Duluth   MN   55812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102710